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Dr. YANG Ming

Scientist II


Electronic Materials (ELE) Department


2 Fusionopolis Way. Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634.

Research Details

Physical vapor deposition of functional oxides and two-dimensional materials.

High-k dielectric integration and metal contact with two-dimensional materials.

Electronic, magnetic, and excitonic properties of two-dimensional materials and related heterostructures, and perovskite oxide interface.

High-throughput calculation and machining learning for materials innovation.



Materials growth: physical vapor deposition (sputtering, PLD, and electron-beam evaporation) .

Materials characterization: X-ray photoemission spectroscopic characterization (XPS).

Simulations: First-principles calculations (VASP, CASTEP, Dmol3, Quantum Esspresso, ATK, and DFTB).



A*STAR 2D PHAROS project SERC 1527000012: PVD growth of large scale 2D semiconducting materials.

2015-Present Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore.

2010-2015 Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Physics, NUS, Singapore.

2009-2010 Research assistant, Department of Physics, NUS, Singapore.

Ph. D. (Department of Phsyics), National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2010
B. Sc Physics, Fujian Normal Univesity, China, 2001

2011-Best poster award at 6th ACCMS, Singapore.

2005-2009, Singapore MOE PhD scholarship.

Member of Materials Research Society (Singapore) (2009-current).

Editorial Assistant of International Journal of Computational Materials Science & Engineering (2015-current).

Peer Reviewer for journals: Appl. Phys. Lett., Chem. Mater., ACS Appl. Mater. & Interfaces, Nanoscale, J. Mater. Chem. A., J. Phys. Chem. C, etc.

Publication lists in 2018  (Total 84 journal papers, >1500 citations and H index of 20 counted in Dec., 2018)

“Atomically Thin 2D Transition Metal Oxides: Structural Reconstruction, Interaction with Substrates, and Potential Applications”

Tong Yang, Ting Ting Song, Martin Callsen, Jun Zhou, Jian Wei Chai, Yuan Ping Feng, Shi Jie Wang, and Ming Yang* (*corresponding author)

Advanced Materials Interface, (Invited Review, cover image)

“High-Throughput Computational Screening of Vertical 2D van der Waals Heterostructures for High-efficiency Excitonic Solar Cells”

Jiajun Linghu, Tong Yang, Yongzheng Luo, Ming Yang, Jun Zhou, Lei Shen and Yuan Ping Feng

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces,10, 32142-32150, 2018

“Defect Evolution Enhanced Visible-Light Photocatalytic Activity in Nitrogen Doped Anatase TiO2 Thin Films”

Yun Jiang Jin, Jiajun Linghu, Jianwei Chai, Chin Sheng Chua, Lai Mun Wong, Yuan Ping Feng, Ming Yang* and Shijie Wang*

J. Phys. Chem. C, 122, 16600–16606, 2018.

“Tailoring sample-wide pseudo-magnetic fields on a graphene–black phosphorus heterostructure”

Yanpeng Liu, J. N. B. Rodrigues, Yong Zheng Luo, Linjun Li, Alexandra Carvalho, Ming Yang, Evan Laksono, Junpeng Lu, Yang Bao, Hai Xu, Sherman J. R. Tan, Zhizhan Qiu, Chorng Haur Sow, Yuan Ping Feng, A. H. Castro Neto, Shaffique Adam, Jiong Lu, and Kian Ping Loh

Nature Nanotechnology, 13, 828–834, 2018

“Hydrogen Evolution Catalyzed by A Molybdenum Sulfide Two-Dimensional Structure with Active Basal Planes”

Tong Yang, Yang Bao, Wen Xiao, Jun Ding, Yuan Ping Feng, Kian Ping Loh, Ming Yang*, and Shi Jie Wang*

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 10, 22042–22049, 2018

“Direct observation of anisotropic small-hole polarons in an orthorhombic structure of BiVO4 films”

Chaudhuri, L. Manda, X. Chi, M. Yang, C. Scott, M. Motaphothula, X. J. Yu, P. Yang, Y. Shao-Horn, T. Venkatesan, A. T. S. Wee, and A. Rusydi

Phys. Rev. B 97, 195150, 2018

“Phonon-Mediated Colossal Magnetoresistance in Graphene/Black Phosphorus Heterostructures”

Yanpeng Liu, Indra Yudhistira, Ming Yang, Evan Laksono, Yong Zheng Luo, Jianyi Chen, Junpeng Lu, Yuan Ping Feng, Shaffique Adam, and Kian Ping Loh

Nano Lett., 18, 3377–3383, 2018.

“Large Enhancement of 2D Electron Gases Mobility Induced by Interfacial Localized Electron Screening Effect”

Xiao Chi, Zhen Huang, Teguh C. Asmara, Kun Han, Xinmao Yin, Xiaojiang Yu, Caozheng Diao, Ming Yang, Daniel Schmidt, Ping Yang, Paolo E. Trevisanutto, T. J. Whitcher, T. Venkatesan, Mark B. H. Breese, Ariando, and  Andrivo Rusydi

Adv. Mater., 30, 1707428, 2018.

“Large valley splitting in monolayer  by proximity coupling to an insulating antiferromagnetic substrate”

Lei Xu, Ming Yang, Lei Shen, Jun Zhou, Tao Zhu, and Yuan Ping Feng

Phys. Rev. B 97, 041405(R), 2018

“3D heterostructured pure and N-Doped Ni3S2/VS2 nanosheets for high efficient overall water splitting”

Xiongwei Zhong, Jun Tang, Jingwei Wang, Mengmeng Shao, Jianwei Chai, Shuangpeng Wang, Ming Yang, Ye Yang, Ning Wang, Shijie Wang, Baomin Xu and Hui Pan

Electrochimica Acta 269, 55-61, 2018.

“Modification of Vapor Phase Concentrations in MoS2 Growth Using a NiO Foam Barrier”

Yee-Fun Lim, Kumar Priyadarshi, Fabio Bussolotti, Pranjal Kumar Gogoi, Xiaoyang Cui, Ming Yang, Jisheng Pan, Shi Wun Tong, Shijie Wang, Stephen J. Pennycook, Kuan Eng Johnson Goh, Andree T. S. Wee, Swee Liang Wong, and Dongzhi Chi

ACS Nano, 12, 1339–1349, 2018

“Robust two-dimensional bipolar magnetic semiconductors by defect engineering”

Haixia Cheng, Jun Zhou, Ming Yang, Lei Shen, Jiajun Linghu, Qingyun Wu, Ping Pan, and Yuan Ping Feng

J. Mater. Chem. C, 6, 8435-8443, 2018.

“Electronic properties of atomically thin MoS2 layers grown by physical vapour deposition: band structure and energy level alignment at layer/substrate interfaces”

Fabio Russolotti, Jianwei Chai, Ming Yang, Hiroyo Kawai, Zheng Zhang, Shijie Wang, Swee Liang Wong, Carlos Manzano, Yuli Huang, Dongzhi Chi, and Kuan Eng Johnson Goh

RSC Adv., 8, 7744-7752, 2018.

“Direct Observation of Room-Temperature Stable Magnetism in LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Heterostructures”

Ming Yang, Ariando, Jun Zhou, Tegu Citra Asmara, Peter Kru╠łger, Xiao Jiang Yu, Xiao Wang, Cecilia Sanchez-Hanke, Yuan Ping Feng, T. Venkatesan, and Andrivo Rusydi

 ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 10, 9774–9781, 2018

“Band alignment at interfaces of synthetic few-monolayer MoS2 with SiO2 from internal photoemission”

I. Shlyakhov, J. W. Chai, M. Yang, S. J. Wang, V. V. Afanas’ev, M. Houssa, and A. Stesmans

APL Materials, 6, 026801, 2018.

For more publication details, please refer to my researchgate or Google scholar webpage:


Google Scholar:

“A novel sputtering system with central electrode and hollow sputtering cathode for 2D film deposition”, Jian Wei Chai, Shi Jie Wang, Dong Zhi Chi, and Ming Yang, PCT Patent (PCT/SG2018/050462), 2018.

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